Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Career Expo Event

The AMA Pittsburgh Job Hunting Support Group was notified about a career expo event being held next week:

Showcase Career Expo 11:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday, May 12 Mall at Robinson

ThePittsburghJobBoard.com has hundreds of Pittsburgh area jobs – at companies hiring now! Post your resume in minutes so employers can find you. On May 12th you will have the opportunity o interview with Pittsburgh’s best companies at Showcase Career Expos – http://www.thepittsburghjobboard.com/

The group meets once a month to share ideas and assist others in finding jobs. You do not have to be an AMA member to attend. This space will keep you up to date on upcoming group events.

Two Upcoming Networking Events

AMA Pittsburgh will hold its monthly happy hour for April on Thurs. 30th (Just got it in this month). This month's Happy Hour will be held at Eleven in the Strip (1150 Smallman St.) Come network with fellow marketing professionals from 5:30 -7:30PM and enjoy appetizers courtesy of AMA Pittsburgh. Cash Bar. This event is free so there is no need to register.

PRSA Pittsburgh's Speed Networking Bailout Event

Only $5 (at the door) with complimentary appetizers and cash bar. PRSA Pittsburgh wants to bail you out! Please join us for a speed networking event where we'll be taking out the step of approaching others with quick, organized sessions where you will be paired with others to network. Who knows who you'll meet and what opportunities lay ahead? Don't forget your business cards and have your "elevator speech" ready!RSVP by sending your name, organization/school and how many people will be attending by Wednesday, May 6 to Connie George at cgeorge@pittsburghzoo.org

Check the AMA Pittsburgh website for more upcoming events, including "Big League Marketing in Challenging Times" on May 7th.

Monday, April 20, 2009

AMA Pgh Job Hunt Support Group Meeting Notes April 15

AMA Pgh Job Hunt Support Group

Highlights from April 15 meeting

Here are the notes and ideas from the April 15 meeting. Thanks all for contributing.

Next meeting scheduled for May 14 8:00 am at BNY Mellon Client Service Center downtown. This will be a different format, combining our usual twice-yearly New Member Orientation with the Job group, to promote attendance and networking for both groups. You must RSVP to Mike Kaulakis by May 11 to be admitted to this event.

The national membership drive. Is now running. There is a $50 savings for new members. If you have no other reason to join, it will give you access to the 38,000+ AMA members across the country.

Suggestions/questions from the group:

Word FM Job Fair April 23 11 AM – 3 PM at Sheraton Station Square

4/22: Career Fair sponsored by KDKA-TV and Pittsburgh's CW at Heinz History Center Pittsburgh. Looking for a career or looking for workers, CBS TV Pittsburgh KDKA/WPCW is holding a career fair 4/22 10a-4pm. Companies looking to hire, contact tlivolsi@kdka.com for more info on how you can participate.

The Career Development Center has a networking event April 30. More info at:

Career coaching at Lifelong Leadership was recommended:

The Pgh Tech Council has a good online job bank at:

The new Rivers Casino has a job fair April 29: http://www.riverscasinoteam.com/

There are many opportunities for marketing volunteers to help the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Contact me for more info or follow this link for some examples:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Green Marketing Summit Thursday

Don't miss the first Green Marketing Summit.  National and local speakers will be on hand this Thursday, April 9th from 8:30 to 12:30 to discuss sustainable marketing ideas and give their insight.

All the details are available on the AMA Pittsburgh website.  Register today.  There is also a special workshop in the afternoon limited to 25 participants.